Invite His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and China on pilgrimage to resolve  Sino-Tibetan conflict : Pempa Tsering

Dharamsala (Arvind Sharma) 6/7/21

Sikyong(the head of the Kashag or Cabinet, part of the executive branch of the Central Tibetan Administration), Penpa Tsering  called on China to recognize His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the key to resolving the Sino-Tibetan conflict and earnestly invite His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and China on pilgrimage without any preconditions.

Speaking in a ceremony organised by CTA in Dharamsala north India on Tuesday , Pempa said, “His Holiness the Dalai Lama is one of the foremost guides of our time and is one of the few individuals who can reorient Sino-Tibetan history toward a positive direction. The Chinese government should therefore recognize that His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the key to resolving the Sino-Tibetan conflict.”

“It should utilize the opportunity offered by the mutually beneficial Middle Way Approach to foster a harmonious environment where Tibetans and Chinese can co-exist amicably. Therefore, we appeal to the Chinese government to earnestly invite His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and China on pilgrimage without any precondition,” he stated.

Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration today expressed the Tibetan administration’s greetings and paid rich tributes to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his visionary leadership of Tibet at the official 86th birthday ceremony of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The ceremony was attended by the Chief Justice Commissioner of Tibetan government in exile, Sonam Norbu Dagpo along with two justice commissioners, chairman of the autonomous bodies, and senior officials of the Tibetan administration under Covid-19 safety regulations.

Delivering the statement of the Kashag, Sikyong reaffirmed his firm commitment to the Tibetan charter and pledged to strengthen Tibetan unity by resolving the minor differences within the Tibetan community by engaging in constructive discussion.

“When it comes to our struggle, we must recognize our common opponent and work towards resolving our differences by engaging in constructive discussion. Our consolidated efforts should be directed towards fulfilling our common goals which is the mandatory and historic responsibility of the exile Tibetan people,”  said Sikyong.